Hundreds descend on Walden Park for spectacular annual Colour Dash

PUBLISHED: 16:05 11 September 2017 | UPDATED: 16:05 11 September 2017

The event saw people walk, run or even dance around a five-kilometre course. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

The event saw people walk, run or even dance around a five-kilometre course. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

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Saffron Walden was an explosion of colour over the weekend as the 2017 Colour Dash returned to the town.

A happy participant gives our photographer a thumbs up on the day. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOA happy participant gives our photographer a thumbs up on the day. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

The event, which raises money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), was held at Walden Park on September 10, with huge crowds of people turning out to help fundraise.

Participants took part in a five-kilometre track, with some walking, running, skipping and even dancing their way to the finish line.

Throughout the course, everyone’s pristine white t-shirts were transformed into colourful creations as volunteers threw paint over them.

There was also plenty of entertainment for people to enjoy on the day, as well as food and water stations to keep participants well-fuelled.

The runners set off for the 2017 Colour Dash. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOThe runners set off for the 2017 Colour Dash. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Figures are still being counted, but EACH says they hope to have raised £10,000.

This money will go on to help support young people and their families living with life-threatening conditions across the region.

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